Dr. Ralph E. Enlow, Jr.



enlow-ralphDr. Ralph Enlow serves as President of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Comprising over 200 member and affiliate institutions throughout North America, ABHE colleges engage students in ministerial and professional leadership education that is distinctively biblical, transformational, experiential, and missional. Dr. Enlow served for 28 years as an educational leader at his alma mater, Columbia International University (www.ciu.edu), culminating in a six year stint as Senior Vice President and Provost. His extensive involvement in theological higher education includes service as a consultant, institutional self-study director, accreditation team chair, and chair of ABHE’s Commission on Accreditation.

A founding member of Global Associates for Transformational Education (www.gateglobal.org), he has been involved in international teaching and consulting in more than a dozen countries. His service on ministry and non-profit governing boards includes The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM – www.team.org), the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE – www.icete-edu.org), and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU – www.naicu.edu).

His Vanderbilt University Higher Education Administration doctoral dissertation topic was, Student Outcomes in General Education: A Comparative Analysis of Bible College Quality. His scholarly publications and teaching interests include higher education accreditation, general education, leadership, biblical studies, and Bible college renewal. He has authored The Leader’s Palette: Seven Primary Colors (2013) (www.sevenprimarycolors.com); is a contributing author to Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (1996), Foundations for Academic Leadership (2013), and The Encyclopedia of Christian Education (2014); and serves on the editorial boards of Christian Higher Education and The Encyclopedia of Christian Education.

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